Probably the biggest surprise so far is the horrific start for the defending world champions. The big reason right now is the pitching’ the team ranks near the bottom in almost every major statistical category including ERA (27th), ER (30th), BAA (26th), opponent total bases (30th), home runs given up (29th), hits given up (28th) and lists of things I can mention. We believed the bullpen would be Red Sox’s Achilles heel, but it been starting pitching. The best ERA among starters with more than one start is David Price with 6.00. CY Young winning ace Chris Sale is having a notable a rough start, giving up 13 ER in 13 innings. Continue reading →
The NL East will be one of the exciting divisions to watch. Besides the Marlins, everyone in the division has made improvements to their rosters. It was one of busiest divisions when it came to transactions.
It has been said that Bryce Harper’s contract demands were around $300 Million for 10 years. Some might say his contract demands are “ludicrous,” well YOU ARE WRONG. As the Harper free agency saga continues let’s take a look why he’s worth his contract demands.
As of writing this, Bryce Harper has yet to make a decision or announce where he will be playing baseball this year. The latest news on the rumor mill has the Nationals out of contention for his services. If you personally know the writer of this article, then you know what kind of luck he has. It’s a pretty good bet that right after this releases Harper will announce his decision and any assumptions made or references to Harper will be null and void. Planning accordingly, there will be no other mentions of Harper beyond this point. Instead, we will only be looking at his potential future teammates, replacements, or counterparts.
For those of you not paying attention, arguably one of the best players in baseball is an official free agent for the first time in his young career. The phenom, Mr. Eye-Black, and man with possibly the best hair in the United States, Bryce Harper.
The final push is upon us! Whether it is bat licking craziness or nostalgic pitching performances, this playoff race will be one to remember. There wasn’t much movement in my rankings this week, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action.